Tyler Graovac (C)
Career Notes: Enters his third pro season in 2015-16, having signed a three-year entry-level deal with Minnesota on Apr. 2, 2013, which began for the 13-14 season… 2014-15: Enjoyed a breakout sophomore season, leading Iowa in scoring and making his NHL debut…. Set new highs for games played, goals, assists and points in a season – all new Iowa team records…Set at team record for consecutive games with a goal, scoring in four straight games from Nov. 12-21, 2014…Set a new team mark for consecutive games with a point at six, from Nov. 12-23, 2014…First NHL recall to Minnesota came on Dec. 28, 2014 and made his NHL debut at Winnipeg – a 3-2 Wild win- recording one shot in 9:02 of ice time…Scored an overtime game-winning-goal with a penalty shot in his 100th career AHL game at home against Lake Erie on Jan. 18, 2015…Scored his 15th goal of the year at Grand Rapids on Jan. 24, 2015, surpassing Erik Haula for most goals in a season for Iowa…Broke Zack Phillips' single season record for points in a season, recording an assist for his 34th point in his 44th game of the year, a 4-0 win at Adirondack on Feb. 5, 2015….Became first player in team history to record 20 goals in a season, scoring in a 4-3 shootout loss at home to Utica on Mar. 21, 2015…2013-14: Played in his first full pro season, finishing seventh in points with 25 in 64 games played. He was second on the team with 13 goals. Had ten points in his last ten games played of the regular season.
2012-13: Completed a four-year run in the OHL. He tallied 38 goals in 60 regular season OHL games, between Belleville and Ottawa. Was traded to Belleville from Ottawa on Jan. 5 2013. He finished tied for 10th overall in the OHL goal-scoring race. Led Belleville in playoff scoring with 16 assists and he was tied for the overall team lead with 22 points. Was awarded the William Hanley Trophy as the OHL’s Most Sportsmanlike Player. He was also named the CHL Sportsman of the Year. 2011-12: Finished ninth overall in points for Ottawa. 2010-11: Placed 11th on the team in scoring.
Heading into the 2015-16 season, in Iowa Wild team history, Graovac ranked first all-time in games played, goals, game-winning goals, points and shots. He ranks second in assists and power-play goals.